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FOX News
May 18, 2013 10:00am PDT
top government watchdog official reveals that members of the obama administration were aware of the tax agency's inappropriate auditing of conservative political groups as early as june of last year. right in the heat of the 2012 election season. hello, everyone. i'm kelly wright. >> what a week, kelly. big story and there is so much more. hi, everybody. i'm jamie colby. we welcome you to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. kelly referring, treasury inspector general jay russell george testified during yesterday's first congressional hearing into that scandal, saying specifically that he alerted senior officials at the treasury department about what was going on. >> i subsequently alerted the general counsel of the department of the treasury on june 4 and subsequently, and i do not have the exact date -- alerted the deputy secretary, neil wollen, about this matter. >> those are just the latest revelations, raising more questions about what the obama administration knew about the irs controversy and when. molly henneberg live in washington. hi, molly. >> hi, jamie an
MSNBC
May 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
are in risk. people who work for him. >> criticism is growing of obama's veteran affair secretary aaront that's growing, not getting smaller. one conservative leaning nonprofit group is running a web video calling for his resignation. on saturday, the white house leaked the quote to "new york times" making it clear the chief of staff dennis mcdonough told those in the west wing he expects them to spend no more than 10% of their time on the controversies. we have to stay focused, even if it's not going to break through. in the short run, we have to keep hammering on. how is the recent performance of government supposed to reassure the public? when it comes to immigration reform, dealing with a lot more visa applications, perhaps or the implication of health care. something the irs has a small role to play but a role to play on the implementation front and americans are all too eager to link the implication of health care. >> the irs has a role to play in t the -- >> over our health care in the impluication of health care. >> implementing obama care. >> now there's rumors who wrote
FOX Business
May 16, 2013 4:00pm EDT
decide to give more scrutiny to conservative organizations applying for tax-exempt be status. president obama was asked directly today if anyone at the white house knew about this earlier than the counsel's office found out last month. the president says i can assure you that i found out about this on friday, but he didn't address anybody else at the white house. meanwhile, republicans are calling for someone to be fired. >> public service requires humility, and everyone in public office needs to be constantly reminded that they serve the american people, and can it's not the other way around. americans should never be targeted or harassed by their government for their political beliefs. >> reporter: liz, you said it, it's hearings now. tomorrow the big one, the first one with the house ways and means committee. next week there'll be a hearing with another house panel and a senate panel as well. meanwhile, the department of justice is investigating as well. back to you. david: isn't in the same guy that apportioned the cuts from the sequester? >> reporter: he is within the of
ABC
May 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
including accusations the irs targeted conservative political groups when senior irs officials found out about the claims. >> plus attention after a deadly accident in san francisco bay. >> and what barbara walt >>> today president obama weighed in on two scandalled affecting miz administration, sparing thoughts on the attack in benghazi, libya and accusations against the irs. we're learning the acting of irs commissioner found out in may, 2012 tea party groups had been targeted. >> they wrt president's first comments on the irs controversy. >> i can tell you that if you got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. >> but for republicans that might not be good enough. they want to know how arks cord together irs, low-level employees could have applied special scrutiny to other groups whose goals include government. >> they use key words. >> a report shows irs began targeting groups in 2010 and senior irs officials have known bit for almost two years. the president we weighed in on the benghazi controversy and talking points handed ou
FOX News
May 12, 2013 8:00am PDT
stories today. the irs, targeting conservative groups, leading up to the 2012 general election. and new questions over the obama administration's handling of the benghazi attack. we first start this morning with benghazi. you know, after hearings last week, lawmakers are speaking out, focusing on a string of emails that seem to suggest there were a lot more changes in the initial official story than first thought. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: hi, everybody. happy mothers day. press secretary jay carney took some serious heat this week -- a lot of people did on the issue, from white house reporters. this was on friday. >> eric: absolutely. but now a growing number of lawmakers are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a select committee to investigate the benghazi attack. steve centanni is live in washington with the latest on that. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, eric. plenty of friction on the sunday talk shows, on the revelation of emails that show revisions in the controversial talking points about wh
CSPAN
May 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
could you trust this tax agency which unfairly targeted conservatives with implementing a huge law? so president obama would like to tamp down the scandal as much as possible and say this agency had bad apples but. we clean but. host: is it significant that dan was also part of the bush administration? guest: yes, there's something to be set for reaching across the aisle when you are trying to build support for nominee, to have someone who's a republican. this scandal broke under the watch of an irs commissioner who had been appointed under president bush as well. the key line of questioning will be who knew what and when, did it go all the way to the top, did it stretched from this quasi-independent irs to officials of the white house, or people notified? the ways and means committee sent a letter. had folks come from the irs to the panel almost two ago. the irs consistently said we're not doing this, this is not happening. and now this new report from dave russell george says in fact it was. so there are frustrated lawmakers who want to figure out how they were told one thinks an
FOX News
May 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
now in charge of the tax portion of obama care law and so conservative groups are outraged. you were overseeing. look at her history in 2009 and 2012 when these allegations unfolded you were overseeing the very individuals who were doing these targeted looks at these different conservative groups and all the bonuses she got $206,000 when it was on the book and on the record in the light of day. >> all the concerns many people have had including me implementation of obama care and turning it over to the irs now has been not only revealed but affirmed to be a nightmare. because you have people who have utter contempt for your privacy and your rights as a citizen and now they would have access to whether or not you had insurance, all of your financial information. i know yesterday they claimed they wouldn't have access to your actual medical records. do we believe these people with anything now? they can't tell the truth. they at least admitted that that can he what he did opened this whole discussion up was an orchestrated calibrated. >> alisyn: planned. >> set up. you knew they d
ABC
May 14, 2013 4:00am PDT
republicans now say president obama deserves some of the blame too. this morning, the scandal involving the irs and tea party groups is growing. documents obtained by abc news show the unfair treatment of some conservatives extended beyond this cincinnati field office that was initially blamed. the acting irs commissioner also knew of the problem for at least a year, never telling congress. >> and you use the irs in this fashion, you're basically limiting free speech. and that's not good for any of us. >> reporter: the groups were trying to register as tax-exempt organizations. the irs was supposed to enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all not considering political views but an irs watchdog found some got extra scrutiny including those with tea party in their names or criticize how the government is being run. >> they wanted very specific details concerning people that came to our meetings. >>> people that spoke. >> how many e-mails did you send, what were they? >> it had a chiing effect on all of us. >> reporter: president obama first learned of the situation friday in the
FOX News
May 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
the irs matter and targeting of conservative groups opposed to president obama's agenda. bill: the president has shown the acting chief, steven miller, out the door. he is here today. we will hear from him. he was retiring in a few weeks
ABC
May 17, 2013 1:40am PDT
up. more damage control at the white house. president obama weathering rain drops and the irs storm. >> my main concern is fixing a problem. >> reporter: the president says he will make sure anyone involved in unfairly targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status is held accountable. >> looking forward to working with congress to -- to fully investigate what happened, make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: mr. obama admitted he first learned about the controversy from the media and said that a government watch dog report about the scandal made him angry. after announcing the forced resignation of acting commissioner, the president named his replacement. we also learned a second official, the man in charge of the agency's exempt and government entities division announced his plan to retire. the fbi launched a criminal investigation. republicans are making it clear they're not dropping the issue. >> somebody made a decision to do this. i doubt it was low level employees in cincinnati field c supporters gathered on capitol hill with people who claimed they were vict
NBC
May 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. president obama announces the resignation of acting irs commissioner steve miller. i comes off the latest scandal, the irs targeting tea party groups since the spring of 2010. irs employees questioned conservative groups about their qualification for tax exempt stat fuss. palm addressed the matter today saying those who are responsible will be held accountable. >> the misconduct that uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs. >> the president told reporters earlier this week he did not know about the irs's profiling until just last friday. >> it's been years since we've heard him but today o.j. simpson took the witness stand in a las vegas courtroom. he's serving a prison sentence for robbery, assault and kidnapping is appealing the convictions. on the stand the san francisco native recounted the series of e vebts that unfold ld after he learned a sports mem beelia dealer was selling items simpson believes were his. simpson claims
CSPAN
May 14, 2013 7:00am EDT
. host: president obama yesterday on the irs investigations of conservative groups. what are your thoughts on this this morning? we will get your phone calls in a minute. on twitter -- the justice department seized phone records of ap journalists -- michael in riverside, california -- you are up first. what are your thoughts? caller: i want to weigh in on his comment about benghazi. itan independent i believe is utterly reprehensible our commander in chief would stand up there and say things like that. he is supposed to be commander in chief. he is supposed to be caring about the fact that these family members have lost their loved ones. i blame the republicans because although he has tried in the -- te the house i am a descendant of slaves. this fellow is utterly reprehensible. >> did you vote for him? just because he is a brown and does not mean i was supposed to vote for him. no i did not vote for him. scottsdale,in arizona -- a republican collar -- the morning. caller: i agree with the gentleman. the amount ofs scandals are just starting. boston is a scandal in itself. is trem
KICU
May 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
requested and received. >> mike emanuel reports >> reporter: president obamas the misconduct outlined in a report is inexcusable. >> given the power that it has, i will not take it. >> for singling out conservative groups will be held accountable. >> after meeting with his treasury second, assist decisions were made. >> the president's remarks this evening come after days of growing criticism in attacks on the administration about the irs scandal. >> my question isn't about who's going to resign. my question is whose going to jail over this scandal. >>> the irs actions and the justice department seizing of two months of phone records at the associated press were top agenda items has prosecutors tested eric holder. >> they required the secret gathering of telephone records and he has refused himself from the investigate. >> we have confirmed the deputy was the one who authorized these subpoenas. >> and this evening after months of dust you ups with republicans days after the attack on the u.s. consulate, detailing how the government let out the talking point. >> they're likely to raise
FOX Business
May 18, 2013 2:00am EDT
were an obama foundation or you were from the liberal left, but they had lousy customer service on the other side when they were looking into conservative groups out there. and i'd like to know who gave harry reid all the information on mitt romney's tax returns. wherdid that come from? has anybody talked to axlerod, see if he played a part in all of this? and the other night joe trippi on fox actually said that they weren't really worried about ohio. they were going to win ohio going away -- gerri: right. >> -- and nobody was worried about ohio. i about fell out of my chair with all of that that's going on. and all these things going on, benghazi. by the way, bill press, used to head up the democrat party in california, now a liberal talk show back in washington, d.c., called for the resignation of eric holder also. so this is getting to be very, very bipartisan at the justice department. and i think the irs to be the undoing of a whole lot of people back in washington d.c. gerri: well, i want you to hear some sound from camp, dave camp, who has been very critical of this. he was
CSPAN
May 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
heard about numerous groups that were targeted that were conservative groups. can you tell me whether obama for america, organizing for america, occupy wall street, or any of the progress of group has been targeted in the last three- four years by the irs? >> we are at the beginning of the investigation so i don't know what groups were targeted. all i know is what i have read about in the press. we are at the beginning stages of this investigation. >> you find out if it was only conservative groups? i think it is important and strange that it is only one political group about the other kind of political group. can you find out for our committee? >> the investigation would be designed to find out which groups were looked at and make sure that if they were looked at it was done on an appropriate basis. if it was inappropriate, then hold people accountable and that would be done regardless of whether they are conservative or liberal, republican or democratic. >> if you find out they were on the conservative, can you find out why? i'm going to read to you a quote that you stated that badg
MSNBC
May 20, 2013 8:00am PDT
controversy go to waste. after thus far failing to find a direct connection between president obama and the irs, in the agency's targeting of conservative groups, some republicans have started pulling on loose threads in the hopes of unwinding the administration. "the new york times" reports that the white house chief counsel learned about the investigation into the irs last month. weeks before president obama said he found out about it from the media. this morning, republican senator roy blount used the information to summon his best version of television indignation. >> last month
MSNBC
May 15, 2013 12:00am PDT
. president obama said the irs should be prepared for a full investigation after targeting conservative groups. tonight, we have the results of the investigation and it's a stunning look at an organization and bureaucracy completely overwhelmed in the aftermath of citizens united. plus, i'll tell you about angelina jolie's brave admission "the new york times" and the spotlight it shines on health care and three, a revelation from newt gingrich that is as jaw dropping as the time he was leaving the polls, but lest you still not believe that today was a really large, massive, big, enormous news day, we begin with the rare and remarkable occurrence. simultaneous top level super newsy press conferences. this is during andrea mitchell's 1:00 p.m. show, sim ul casting the live white house briefing with jay carney and the press conference being held by eric holder. andrea did not have the sound up on both press con trenss at the same time, although that would have been awesome and kind of fun. here's what it would have been like. duelling press conferences. go. >> information obtained legally
FOX
May 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama made good on his promise to hold the irs responsible for targeting conservative political groups. in a live address we brought you here on ktvu, the president said he is starting at the top. >> by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the irs, because given the controversy surrounding this audit, it's important to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward. >> the audit the president referred to is an inspector general watch dog report that blamed ineffective management for the scandal. the irs placed tea party groups under extra attack scrutiny. feguords toha a said he s or in the future. >>> before president obama's announcement today, congress also tackled the irs controversy. lawmakers fired a barrage of questions at the u.s. attorney general, eric holder. scott macfarlane was in the front row of that hearing. >> the attorney general of the united states sitting here, just a few feet away from the congressman questioning him. they opened fire as soon as he walked in the room. >> reporter: first about whether
FOX News
May 19, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is that this action coincided with the political interests of the obama team that it so say the action was taken overwhelmingly against conservative groups. and the second thing is that the administration has had trouble telling the truth about it. as recently as just the other day you had the on his way out acting director saying on the hill argue gowing with the idea that any one was targeted and then, of course, congress asked for information which was not forthcoming when the irs higher ups found out about it in that never and congress was never told. another case where there has been difficulty telling the truth. you put the two things together and you have a combustible mix and this is the stuff from what scandals are made. the same applies might i add pair rennettically to benghazi as well. not a big deal in the middle of the campaign and thed a a menstruation had a terrible time telling -- and the administration had a terrible time delling the truth about it. >> chris: kirsten, irs? >> one of the democratic talking points out of the box was this was an irs talking point
PBS
May 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the obama administration was back on the defensive today, as attorney general eric holder faced questions on capitol hill over the i.r.s.'s targeting of conservative groups and the secret seizure of the a.p.'s phone records. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, we follow up with a closer look at the i.r.s.'s independence and new developments on the story. >> ifill: then, margaret warner reports on more troubling allegations of sexual assaults in the military, as leaders charged with protecting victims are accused of abuse. >> brown: spencer michels has the story of a push by the san francisco police to increase the use of surveillance cameras in the city in the wake of the boston bombings. >> everybody likes video, juries like video, investigors like video, prosecutors like video, and i think, looking at the boston marathon, they made that case off of video. >> ifill: judy woodruff examines a new $100 million push to help a hundred cities weather disasters, both natura
CNN
May 12, 2013 9:00am PDT
appalling to learn friday that the irs improperly target conservative groups for scrutiny. it was almost as disturbing president obama treasury secretary jack lew have not personally apologized to the american people and promised a full investigation". public apology needed here? >> absolutely. i just don't buy this was a couple of rogue irs employees. after all, groups with progressive in their names were not targeted similarly. there's evidence that higher level supervisors were aware of this. and the irs was not forthcoming in telling congress about the problem. if it had been just a small group of employees, then you would think that the high level irs supervisors would have rushed to make this public, fired the employees involved and apologize to the american people and informed congress. none of that happened in a timely way. >> one of the things we should mention is that the head of the irs did come up at some point, i believe last year or the year before, and said, no, we are not targeting folks for political reasons ever. he was a bush-appointee, so that does mix up the politics
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 11:00am PDT
started out that way. then the chairman dave camp sort of pressed on tying the irs to the obama white house and this idea of when exactly was it known that the irs was dealing with these conservative groups and targeting them in an improper way. they admitted that it was back in may of 2012 and still told congressional investigators, nothing improper was going on. listen to the defense that mr. miller put forward in the hearing room today. >> as commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service i provided. i think what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their workload selection. the listing described in the report while intolerable, was a mistake and not an act of partisanship. >> so there mr. miller claims it was not an act of partisanship. a lot of folks on the republican side disagree that statement saying why the heck were some of these liberal groups not held up the same as the conservative groups were. miller stepped back. he was it through a lot o
KICU
May 17, 2013 4:00am PDT
purposely gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. and an irs statement says another official, joseph grant, commissioner of the agency's tax-exempt and government entities division, willjunerd. yesterday, president obama named daniel werfel as the new acting commissioner of the agency. werfel, controller of the white house budget office, heads to the irs next week. during a news conference yesterday, the president told reporters he sees no need for a special prosecutor to investigate the irs scandal. he believes the congressional and justice department investigations will be sufficient to figure out what happened. in bangladesh, 300 garment factories are reopening today after closing for three days over safety concerns. last month a factory collapse there killed 1100 people. worker unrest has rippled throughout the bangladeshi garment industry. a manufacturing association said factories have been cleared for adequate safety. meanwhile, in cambodia, three workers died following the collapse of a celiing in a garment factory. in our cover story,
CBS
May 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
conservative groups is also in charge of the irs? of obama care and enforcing obama care? >> that's right. sarah hall ingram is her name. i asked several officials, is that a position she will retain going forward? it has policy implications and political implications, and republicans will shift the irs question, not just from past practices, which the president calls inforgivable, but what the irs will do with the implementation of the health care law. this woman, sarah hall ingram, there in the very position of implementing the irs supervision and gathering of fees or taxes under obama care is there, she will be a political target for republicans, and a juice ooh one at that. >>> the government temporarily ross track of former terrorists allowed into the witness protection program. the justice department inspector general says the d.o.j., department of justice, failed to provide names for the no-fly list and some were allowed to travel on commercial flights. the problem has been nfixed, bu says a small but significant number made it through. >>> a 30-year-old frn uzbekistan charged with
FOX News
May 19, 2013 12:30pm PDT
had been leaked before the press. >> jon: mr. obama's answer or non-answer to a question about who at the white house knew and when did they know about the irs targeting conservative groups that wanted tax exempt status. one of the three scandals getting media attention this week. coverage has been decidedly mixed. "washington post" reacted with this, it was appalling to learn that the irs had improperly targeted conservative groups. it was also disturbing that jack lew hadn't jiofd to the american people. couple this from the "new york times." irs focused on conservatives gives g.o.p. an issue to seize on. apparently for the times, it's all about the politics. [ laughter ] >> right. look, this story is moving so quickly, just on friday they were having hearings on this. it's almost impossible to keep up with the number of revelations. it does appear, though, there is a pattern with the white house and jay carney who has a difficult job these days. whatever it is, we only learned about it in the paper that morning. give us time while we come up with answers before we give you one. >>
NBC
May 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
lawyer learned weeks ago an audit would show the irs targeted conservative groups. the white house insisted president obama did not know about the targeting until it came out in the news. meanwhile, sunday, the president livered a powerful speech to graduates of the all male historically black morehouse college, and told them there's no longer any room for excuses and urged them to set a good example for "the young brother growing up." >>> convicted killer jodi arias is expected to take the stand today as the phoenix jury that convicted her decides if she should be put to death for murdering her boyfriend. defense will present witnesses on air was' behalf. >>> for one brief weekend, much of the nation shared the dream of winning the $590 million powerball jackpot. nbc's kerry sanders is in zephyrhills, florida, where the single, uno, one ticket was sold. >> reporter: $590.5 million, sold at the publix grocery store back there to one person, the second largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history, but it is the single largest to one winner, who has yet to come forward. now zephyrhills is
CBS
May 20, 2013 6:00am EDT
. >>> according to some news reports, president obama or at least someone in the white house may have known the inspector general was investigating the internal revenue service weeks before president claims he found out. >> the irs is accused of unfairly targeting conservative political groups. republicans say their investigation is just beginning of the delia goncalves is live outside the irs headquarters this morning. what did they know and when did they know it? >> the president learned about this irs investigation ten days ago. we now know the top lawyer in the white house found out about the investigation last month. the treasury department last we are. those revelations have many critics calling foul and claiming the information was kept secret during the president's reelection bid. but many veterans of government scandal say it is customary to avoid telling ress of independent investigation until all the facts come out. here are the facts. we now know senior management at the irs knew employees in cincinnati targeted tea party and conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. the fbi no
FOX News
May 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, including a closer look at the woman whose office monitored tax exemptions during the conservative targeting now she runs the irs office responsible for enforcing president obama's healthcare law. plus, it's happened again. a third military official in charge of preventing sexual assaults, now under arrest. details on those charges he faces coming up next. before global opportunities were part of their investment sttegy... to the schools that gave them scholarships... before they planned for their parents' future needs and their son's future... they chose a partner to help manage theirealth -- one whose insights, solutions, and approach have been relied on for over 200 years. th's the value of trusted connections. that's u.s. trust. ♪ the joint is jumpin' ♪ it's really jumpin' ♪ ♪ come in, cats ♪ and check your hats ♪ i mean this joint ijumpin' [ male announcer ] osteo bi-flex helps revitalize your joints to keep 'em jumpin'.° like calcium supplements can help your bones osteo bi-fle n help your joints. ♪ osteo bi-flex... the best stuff in the joint. now in joint and
MSNBC
May 20, 2013 10:00am PDT
little issues here, 60,000 applications, how are they going to handle obama care? i'm surprised we haven't heard it yet, people against immigration reform. conservative groups talk about this as well. how possibly can the government handle processing 11 million new people if they can barely handle properly this issue that the irs was talking about. >> and all the talk about the nanny state. this feeds into what we now understand are legitimate tea party concerns about being targeted and about being singled out. >> right, it's the sort of overbearing, but also simultaneously incompetent nanny state. you do have at the same time the ever-present risk that republicans will overshoot and you hear it in some of the rhetoric which has been less than entirely careful. i thought the notion of this culture of intimidation for example went way too far. some of the talk about impeachment has gone way too far. you see the anxiety among some of the grown-ups in the room, in the republican party, wanting to tamp that down a little bit. it didn't do so well if we all recall impeachment. >> what a
CNN
May 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
four americans dead. a short time ago, president obama spoke out on the irs scandal over charges that it singled out conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny. the president announced the acting commission of the irs was fired and the president promised his administration will work with congress to make sure nothing like this happens again. listen. >> i've reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report, and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable and americans have a right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs. given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. and as i said earlier, it should not matter what political stripe you're from. the fact of the matter is, the irs has to operate with absolute integrity. the government generally has to conduct itself in a way that is true to the public trust. that's especially true for the irs. >> also today, the white house released more than 100 pages of e-mail correspondence, showing
FOX News
May 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
against so many conservatives implies there was something happening here at higher levels. i think obama at least has to begin to deflect the heat by letting people go. there's got to be that in this announcement. it's not going do be enough, but if it's nothing except words people will be extremely angry. >> bret: judge? >> charles is on the mark. the white house is bleeding credibility as we speak. the irs touches everybody, some more deeplin others. there's simply no justification what, there's no defense that's conceivable that he could make to the federal government tax collectors making decisions for the exercise of their official powers based on the political speech of those who file documents with them. the american public will never accept that on either side of the aisle. >> bret: the ig's report says this does not go outside the irs. the ig's report says this was not politically motivated. that's what carney was asked about today. >> that's a stretch that it was not politically motivated. look, if they're going to show that media matters was treated the same way tea part
KRON
May 18, 2013 8:00pm PDT
conservation fired him. and brian masters and accepted responsibility on his facebook page. after this apology he addressed the elephant in the room. michelle obama talks to high schoolers on their graduation day. what the first lady had to say.coming up. plus we take to a local bowling alley where the gourmet food will bowl you over. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] just when you thought you had experienced performance, a new ride comes along and changes everything. ♪ the 2013 lexus gs, with a dynamically tuned suspension and adjustable drive modes. because the ultimate expression of power is control. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> told high-schoolers in nashville: it's up to them to grab ahold of their education. she gave the commencement speech to the martin luther king magnet school on saturday. and every student got a hug with their diploma. but she also had a message for the parents. one of the students said it was an honor and privilege to host the first lady. and that all their hard work is clearly paying off. google maps will look very different. this is kid
FOX News
May 18, 2013 10:00pm PDT
threaten to cripple mr. obama's second term agenda. >> my question is who is going to jail over the scandal? >> geraldo: the targeting of the irs by the tea party and other conservatives. >> was the irs using inappropriate criteria in its review of organizations applying for tax exempt status? yes. was the irs delaying their applications? yes, and finally, did the irs ask unnecessary and inappropriate questions of applicants. again, yes. >> it was inadvertent. just some odd underlings out of cincinnati that did this and there was no political motive whatever involved. the question is how stupid do they think we are? >> geraldo: stupid or crafty, the second scandal plaguing the administration is still the spin the state department put on benghazi. >> ongoing obsession with talking points and benghazi and the attempts to politicize that. constitute a side show driven purely by or largely by political interests. >> the fact that the state department was intimately involved in this and they were taking out factual information because they were worried about the political ramifications o
CBS
May 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
requesting a full lineup of top irs officials to answer questions. president obama is cleaning house at the irs, acting commissioner steven miller is out and more heads could roll in the scandal over the irs targeting of conservative political groups. >> it's inexcusable. americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate the behavior. >> miller is one of three officials asking whether they were giving scrutiny to tea party groups or denied it. some lawmakers are asking whether the white house encouraged the targeting of conservative groups during the election cycle. >> where did that come from? did this come from a directive? we need the answers now. >> reporter: miller is scheduled to testify on friday before the house ways and means committee. it will be the first of a series of hearings into irs conduct. the misconduct started in 2010 at an irs office in cincinnati, where specialists determined whether organizations qualify for tax exempt status. that's where they began screening application, using the search words tea party, 9/12 and pattiot. three co
FOX News
May 16, 2013 6:00pm PDT
out president obama completely avoided a question about whether he or anyone in the white house new about the irs targeting of conservatives before last friday. that's the latest piece of evidence that is pointing to the possibility of the white house involvement in the scandal. now earlier this week a veteran political analyst said he thought the white house might have even authorized the tax agency's actions. listen to this. >> i will tell you this on the irs front. i have worked in this town for over 20 years. i worked in the white house and on capitol hill, and i can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the irs were doing, but authorized it. it's simply just does not happen at an agency level like that, an initiative like that, without political advisors likely in the west wing, certainly connected to the president's ongoing campaign organization that didn't know about it. >> pretty harsh. that's not all because on tuesday of this week press secretary jay carney also left the door open in the possibi
FOX Business
May 15, 2013 9:00pm EDT
from preside obama on any minute for the scandal of the irs just by dezhnev, it's the agency gave the liberal groups a pass and how much scrutiny was given too conservative toarty groups of this when the irs once more pow, emplees and a bigger budget. rich jensehas been following this story all week long and this is an extraordinary scandal that involves a white housend the president obviously he will want to contain this quickly. >> absolutely. this is not a briefing room statement it is happening in the st rooto get it of much more presidential feeling and st aft a meeting with secretary lew the internal revenue servicc is part of the treasury department and they say the esident called the meeting to discuss the next u for the irs of president has failed to outline much of a response other than describe for a tax-exempt status outrageous and unspecified consequences perhaps we will hear precisely what those consuences are we here for e acting commissioner miller to resign and the inspector general found out and failed to give congress a complete picture but t same report sayse direc
MSNBC
May 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
of the agency's effort to put greater scrutiny on conservative groups as early as 2012. miller told staffers in internal memo that he'll be departing in early june when his acting assignment ends. but in a news conference last night president obama announced miller's resignation and described his own outrage over the whole issue. >> the misconduct that it uncovered is inskewable. it's inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it, and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs. given the power and reach it has in all of our lives. as i said earlier it should not matter what political stripe you're from. the fact of the matter is that the irs has to operate with absolute integrity. >> so i'm just reading. we've been covering the different players in this including lois lerner, who heads up the irs division on tax-exempt organizations and was aware from nearly the beginning of all this. i mean, i'm assuming that's next. i'm not sure -- i'm not sure about this firing. i think it obviously makes sense because the guy
CNN
May 14, 2013 2:00am PDT
targeted conservative groups looking for tax exempt status. >> i'll not tolerate it. >> reporter: just hours before, obama addressed. irs scandal. >> if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. and there's no place for it. >> reporter: the agency's watchdog is expected to release a report this week that will show the irs targeted applicants who made statements that "criticize how the country is run." this as e-mails became public showing the administration changed cia talking points on terrorist involvement in the libya attack just before the presidential election. >> the whole issue of this -- of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a side show. suddenly, three days ago, this gets spun up as if there is something new to the story. there's no there there. >> reporter: but republicans see opportunity and they're accusing the president of hiding the truth. >> where is the outrage all along as things like this keep happening? the patterns becoming o
MSNBC
May 13, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >>> coming up, we're going to talk to someone who says her conservative group was personally targeted by the irs. >>> then later, the other big story, benghazi and what it could mean. president obama, secretary clinton, or the republic chance who spend so much time focusing on it? we'll see who gets hurt. and this is "hardball." the place for politics. you'll s written by people just like you. i love my contractor, and i am so thankful to angie's list for bringing us together. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back. how was london? [ female announcer ] when people talk, great things happen. >>> a jury in philadelphia has found a doctor who practiced late-term abortions gu
CNN
May 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT
controversy over the response to the benghazi terror attack last september 11 pth. president obama once again voiced anger about the irs targeting conservative groups, and he appointed a new acting head of the irs one day after pushing the acting commissioner to resign. >> we will be putting in new leadership that will be able to make sure that following up on the ig audit, that we gather up all the facts, that we hold accountable those who have taken these outrageous actions. as i said last night, it is simply unacceptable for there to even be a hint of partisanship or ideology when it comes to the application of our tax laws. >> certainly right on that. our chief political analyst gloria borger is here. the president seems to be and his aides in full damage control mode right now. but they still have a lot of work to do. >> they do have a lot of work to do. you saw the president out there talking about volunteering looking isht increasing embassy security, more funding for embassy security in regards to benghazi. look, this is a fight in washington right now, wolf, over who controls t
CNN
May 13, 2013 8:00pm PDT
they were absolutely justified. and the irs is accused of targeting conservative groups. you have tea party in your name or patriot, they're going to go look at you. president obama weighed in today. he said what he'll do if those claims are true. >>> our third story "outfront," what looks to be a deadly police beating on tape. now family members of the man who died are fighting for access to the video and audio taken bye-bye standers at the scene. the father of four young children dialed after police say they were responding to reports of public inintoxication and a 33-year-old resisted arrest. stephanie, attorneys for the silva family have video of what is allegedly the beating. but they say there is better video out there that is now not accessible. what is the story behind that? >> reporter: exactly, erin. if you take a look at the surveillance video, it is grainy and far away. but what they're really interested in seeing are these two cell phone videos that were taken, we know there were at least two that were taken or confiscated by the police or that they could take a look at t
CNN
May 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
irs is accused of targeting conservative groups. you have tea party in your name or patriot, they're going to go look at you. president obama weighed in today. he said what he'll do if those claims are true. it's monday. a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every day of the week. [ whirring ] [ dog barks ] i want to treat more dogs. ♪ our business needs more cases. [ male announcer ] where do you want to take your business? i need help selling art. [ male announcer ] from broadband to web hosting to mobile apps, small business solutions from at&t have the security you need to get you there. call us. we can show you how at&t solutions can help you do what you do... even better. ♪ the wright brothers became the first in flight. [ goodall ] i think the most amazing thing is how like us thes
FOX
May 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
don't care if you are conservative, liberal, republican, this should send a chill up your spine. >> >> according to the white house press secretary president obama expects swift punishment. o.j. simpson is expected in court to ask agonal to overturn his conviction. he filed a motion saying he had such bad representation, his conviction should be reversed and a new trial should be ordered. . >>> former nfl wide receiver titus young is in jail in southern california after his third arrest in the past week. the 23-year-old was arrested late friday and in san clemente for alennedly breaking into a home and fighting with police officer. last sunk, young was arrested in riverside county on suspicious of dui and later that day, he was arrested again for frying to take his card from a tow yard. he was drafted by detroit lionses but was released later it in. year. have >> a hearing scheduled to appeal a ruling about whether or not the historic oyster company can operate on the land. drake's bay oyster company was ordered off the land last year. since then, there have been several counter
KICU
May 16, 2013 11:30pm PDT
obama has selected worthel. we may find more when doug shoeman received before congress next wednesday. shoeman was in charge during most of the time when the agents were scrutinizing those conservative groups. he left his post last november. he had been apointed by former president george w. bush. >>> now to tonight's special report. and it's about a device issued by google. >> i forget that they are on. >> reporter: lisa oshima greeted us wearing a first of its kind technology. the business and tech consultant last month opened this box and became one of the first to get google glass. she wears it at work, on the go and calls the device a life changer. >> i think the best thing about them is the ability to have the information you need right away in front of you. >> reporter: what is actually in front is a titanium frame without lenses and a cube which sits above her right eye. it acts as a small screen not in her direct field of vision. a tiny camera which can take photos and videos with two ways to turn them on. >> one is by touching the side of the device and that turns it on. thi
CSPAN
May 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
-- revelations that the agency targeted conservative groups. and a look at the relationship presents have had with the irs. and later, the executive director of the workers' rights consortium. "washington journal" host: hearing shows obama administration officials were june 2012 about the two- party region about the tea party targeting. -- about the tea party targeting. we are going to be talking about yesterday's hearing. testimony from the outgoing acting irs commissioner as well as the treasury inspector general for tax of ministration. but want to see your thoughts of what
CNBC
May 13, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. here is president obama just a few moments ago. >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that i think most people learned about this. irs and were intentionally targeting conservative groups then that's outrageous. >> as you know, larry already has a lot to say. >> all right. welcome. we're going to start with irs gate. what do you think about this. >> now a tea party and patriots. any applications from these 501 c-4s. associated with israel groups. you were put under the mike scope. that's a new revelation. a second memo came out in july of 2011. >> it certainly doesn't make it right at any level. >> it's stupid no matter where it started. see which people are really legitimate. if you apply for that status you can do some political work. too late for them to be saying outrageous. of course it is. >> how about the treasury department? where is the treasury department? >> they should have said it friday. >> overseaing obama care. that is huge. waivers and regulations. the entire tea party movement was basically a revote against obama care. that means they were going after
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